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Man charged with murder of three-year-old Kayden McGuinness appears in court

Liam Whoriskey appeared in court today charged in connection with the murder of three-year-old Kayden McGuinness died in September last year on September 17th 2017. The toddler was found dead in his own home in the Bogside area. Picture: Margaret McLaughlin
Cate McCurry, Press Association

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a three-year-old boy.

Liam Whoriskey, of Glenabbey Gardens, Derry, is accused of killing Kayden McGuinness.

The 23-year-old man appeared in Derry Magistrates' Court today in connection with the toddler's death in the city on September 17 last year.

The body of the boy was found at a property in the Bogside area.

No details of the case were heard and no bail application was made, however a defence solicitor said an application for bail will be made next week.

Whoriskey spoke only to confirm he understood the charge.

There was a heavy police presence inside the court as family members of the dead child sat in the public gallery.

Whoriskey was remanded in custody and will appear in the same court via video link on July 5.

A 24-year-old woman arrested on Monday in connection with the death has been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

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